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Re: Tibet, Burma, Darfur and the limits of activism

May 17, 2008 05:43 AM
by Konstantin Zaitzev

--- In, "prmoliveira" <prmoliveira@...> 

> Does Theosophy, both as a teaching and a world view, hold the 
> legitimacy of altruistic action, or ANY genuine altruistic
> initiative carries with it the influence of Theosophy as a wisdom 
> this 'enlightened pragmatism'. The Chinese government declared  
> recently that the Dalai Lama had instigated the recent riots in 
> Chinese-occupied Tibet.

We should be glad that they don't attribute to him the recent 
Theosophical Society as a body cannot interfere into politics, while 
individual members can. But even if all members will join the 
campaign, they will be but a drop in the sea of existing campaigners 
for Tibet and Burma.
Yet there is another way to help ? to spread theosophy among the 
Chinese. Now many of them are permitted to travel abroad where they 
are out of ideological control.
Another way is to consult with Samdhong Rinpoche who is F.T.S. an 
Tibetan prime-minister in exile; probably he knows better what to do.

> I suspect that when HPB took a bullet in the battle of Mentana, when 
> she joined the Garibaldi forces, she was not necessarily meditating. 

It was her grave error. She was of little use in the battle but due to 
this bullet she became unable to perform greater work and died when 
her work still wasn't finished.

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